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Vitamin D

Postby Canuck Singh » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:25 am

People diagnosed with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease are more likely to be vitamin D deficient than healthy adults of the same age, says a new study from the US.

This research revealed that 55% of patients with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease had insufficient levels of vitamin D, according to a study of 300 people in the United States.

The study highlights the need to investigate if low levels of some vitamins may contribute to the risk of developing conditions that destroy longevity and shorten lifespan.

Vitamin D regulates the expression of genes associated with cancers and autoimmune disease.

Season, geographic latitude, time of day, cloud cover, smog, and sunscreen affect UV ray exposure and vitamin D synthesis in the skin, and it is important for individuals with limited sun exposure to include good sources of vitamin D in their diet.

In some countries, foods such as milk, yogurt, margarine, oil spreads, breakfast cereal, pastries, and bread are fortified with vitamin D2 and/or vitamin D3, to minimize the risk of vitamin D deficiency. In the United States and Canada, for example, fortified milk typically provides 100 IU per glass, or one quarter of the estimated adequate intake for adults over the age of 50. Make sure you get enough vitamin D.

Source: Archives of Neurology, 2008

THe best way to take vitamin D, B, and other nutrients is to take 1 or 2 multi-vitamins a day. Look for a Full spectrum vitamin to make sure it meets your needs.
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